3Degree’s Dave Meyer on the future of the Low Carbon Fuel Standard in America

November 20, 2020 by  
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3Degree’s Dave Meyer on the future of the Low Carbon Fuel Standard in America This video is sponsored by 3Degrees. “Transportation is the single largest contributor to GHG emissions in California, so if we are going to meet the targets generally that California has set, addressing these emissions from transportation is going to have to be a big part of that.”   Katie Fehrenbacher, Senior Analyst, Transportation, Greenbiz, interviewed Dave Meyer, Director, LCFS Programs, 3Degrees, during VERGE 20, which took place 10/26-10/30/20. View archived videos from the conference here: https://www.greenbiz.com/topics/verge-20-archive . YanniGuo Fri, 11/20/2020 – 11:24 Featured Off

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World gets F on Aichi biodiversity report card

September 18, 2020 by  
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In 2010, representatives from 194 countries met in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, and agreed on 20 biodiversity targets to reach in the next decade. Ten years later, the signatories have fallen far short. A new UN report details progress made on what are called the Aichi biodiversity targets. Overall, zero of the targets have been completely fulfilled. The 20 targets are further broken down into 60 elements. Of these, seven have been achieved. Thirty-eight show progress. As the U.S. in 2020 is faced with record-setting wildfires in the west and an unprecedented hurricane season in the southeast and the entire world reels from a pandemic and a year of heightened racial tension, the targets seem heartbreakingly idealistic. For example, “By 2020, ecosystems that provide essential services, including services related to water, and contribute to health, livelihoods and well-being, are restored and safeguarded, taking into account the needs of women, Indigenous and local communities, and the poor and vulnerable.” If only. Nor have we managed “ By 2020, ecosystem resilience and the contribution of biodiversity to carbon stocks has been enhanced, through conservation and restoration, including restoration of at least 15 per cent of degraded ecosystems, thereby contributing to climate change mitigation and adaptation and to combating desertification.” Related: Naturalis Biodiversity Center reopens with a sustainable, future-proof renovation Progress looks modest when faced with the 20 ambitious targets. Global deforestation rates have decreased by about one-third, but they remain high. Some regions have curbed overfishing, but overall things are worse for marine creatures. Perhaps our best accomplishment is saving 48 species from extinction. “Earth’s living systems as a whole are being compromised,” said Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, the UN’s head of biodiversity, as reported on Earth.org . “And the more humanity exploits nature in unsustainable ways and undermines its contributions to people, the more we undermine our own wellbeing, security and prosperity.” Members of the Convention on Biological Diversity are currently working on targets for the 2020s. This decade’s agenda has been delayed by COVID-19, but members expect to finalize goals in May 2021. One target under negotiation: a proposal to protect 30% of Earth. + Global Biodiversity Outlook 5 Via Earth.org Image via Wendy Cover/NOAA

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UK Retailers Are Failing To Meet Their Food Waste Reduction Targets

February 1, 2012 by  
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All over the western world, food waste is a major concern . When so many are starving, sending thousands of tons of unwanted food to the landfills shouldn’t be an option. In the UK, British retailers have pledged to reduce the amount of food waste and reduce the nation’s carbon footprint. However, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) have announced in their annual report that retailers have not yet met  Phase 2 of the voluntary Courtauld Commitment , which aimed to see a reduction of product and packaging waste in the grocery supply chain by 5%. Instead, since 2010, they have only managed to reduce it by 0.4%. Read the rest of UK Retailers Are Failing To Meet Their Food Waste Reduction Targets Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: British Retail Consortium , British Retail Consortium BRC , British Retail Consortium food waste , British Retail Consortium food waste taken to landfills , British Retail Consortium food waste targets uk , British Retail Consortium guardian , British Retail Consortium uk stores food waste , food waste landfills , uk food waste targets , uk landfills food

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Hasbro Targets Greener Packaging and Supply Chain

December 8, 2011 by  
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GI Joe has been green since 1964, when the action figure first went into battle for toymaker Hasbro. Now the plastic and cardboard package he comes in will be environmentally-friendly, too.

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HP’s Project Moonshot Targets ‘Extreme Low Energy’ Servers

November 2, 2011 by  
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HP introduces a new server computing design intended for high-volume, large-scale data environments, such as those found in cloud computing and web services. The ARM-based server chips could reduce data center energy requirements by up to 90 percent.

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Sony Targets Zero Environmental Footprint by 2050

April 8, 2010 by  
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Sony Corporation doesn’t want to produce any carbon emissions, use any virgin materials or produce any waste by 2050.

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